Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The establishment media are frothing over video footage of a man carrying a gun at an Obamacare protest, eagerly citing it as proof that anti-government demonstrators are violent extremists, despite the fact that open carry is completely legal in New Hampshire.
Earlier suggestions that the man may have been a federal agent because he was wearing an earpiece were ruled out after Gary Franchi, managing editor of Republic Magazine, told us that the protester was a member of the Free State Project organization.
MSNBC filmed the man with the weapon and a sign proclaiming: “It’s time to water the tree of liberty,” a reference to Thomas Jefferson’s “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
The government has a long and sordid history of using agents provocateurs to delegitimize grassroots political movements. Discrediting Obama’s totalitarian health care plan is no exception, but in this instance the man was merely exercising his legal right to open carry.
The MSNBC anchors in the clip are aghast that a mere slave – and not a super-human police officer – might be allowed to carry a firearm in public, despite the fact that New Hampshire is an open carry state – it is perfectly legal to carry a loaded firearm in public provided the owner has a permit.
The MSNBC host Carlos Watson – who yesterday bizarrely claimed that anti-Obamacare protesters were using the political term “socialist” as a secret code for the n-word, even calls on lawyers to overturn the right to open carry on the spot merely because Lord Obama is coming to town.
MSNBC has acted as Obama’s attack dog over the last week as popular opposition to Obama’s draconian health care plan gains momentum. In particular, MSNBC hosts have repeatedly claimed opposition to Obamacare is racist. Chris Matthews went so far as to say opponents should be strapped down in gurneys and injected with sodium pentathol so they admit they are racists. Matthews talked with Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution who said “45 to 65% of the people who appear at these groups are people who will never be comfortable with the idea of a black president.”
Of course, the fact that Obama was a mixed-race child born of a white mother and raised by white grandparents in a privileged white upper class environment is hastily sidestepped when the establishment media plays the race card at every turn.
Obama’s commissariat will use the incident as a way to conflate opposition to Obamacare with potential violence on the part of “rightwing extremists,” as defined by the Department of Homeland Security.
We saw the exact same tactics employed during the early 1990’s when the patriot movement was growing in leaps and bounds, culminating in the government groomed patsy Timothy McVeigh bombing the Alfred P. Murrah building, an event that handed the state free reign to demonize opponents of President Bill Clinton as domestic terrorists.
Don’t put it past this government to stage a false flag using a ‘Marinus van der Lubbe’ type character, or a manufactured lone nut patsy, in order to quell the legitimate outrage spreading across the country like wildfire.
Protester seen with gun outside Obama town hall
David Edwards and Daniel Tencer
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
President Obama traveled to Portsmouth, New Hampshire Tuesday for what many feared could be a rowdy ‘town hall-style’ meeting at a time when some foes of his healthcare overhaul have shouted down lawmakers holding similar events around the country. But no such disruptions occurred at the event.
Earlier, MSNBC’s Ron Allen reported that cameras filmed a protester with a handgun strapped to his leg the meeting before Obama arrived. The man was seen carrying a sign saying “It’s time to water the tree of liberty.”
The man’s “tree of liberty” sign is a reference to Thomas Jefferson, who said “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
Allen says the Portsmouth police chief told him the man’s gun is legal, because he is on private property — he is on the grounds of a nearby church. Police say his gun is registered and he can keep it on him as long as it is not concealed.
“The police are obviously keeping a close eye on this man … and I suspect that he won’t be here when the president arrives in a few hours’ time,” Allen told viewers.
New Hampshire TV station WMUR is reporting that the Secret Service had a pick-up truck towed away from the site of President Obama’s town hall in Portsmouth “for security reasons,” after a bomb-sniffing dog circled the vehicle several times.
“Officials said a Secret Service bomb dog had a hit on the truck, but they did not say whether there was a specific threat detected,” WMUR reports. “The truck had masonry equipment in it … It was parked in the furthest lane away from the rally, closer to media satellite trucks.”
An administration official said, “He’ll discuss what health insurance reform will mean for Americans who already have insurance, highlighting the consumer protections he laid out in recent weeks and focusing on ending denial of coverage based on pre-existing conditions.”
Around 1,800 people are expected to attend Tuesday’s meeting. According to the Associated Press, 70 percent were given tickets based on a random lottery — “a potentially dicey crowd in a state known for its grass-roots political activism.”
Added AP: “Hours before Obama was to arrive at Portsmouth High School, the road leading to the event site was lined with people — about 100 supporters of Obama’s health care overhaul on one side and about half as many opponents on the other.”